Are You (or Your Baby) on a Gluten-free Diet? Here’s the Blog for You!

I’ve known quite a few nursing mothers (including Joy!) who’ve gone on various food-elimination diets while breastfeeding.  Oftentimes, babies who were sensitive to certain foods transmitted through the breast milk end up having food sensitivities when they transition to solid foods as well.

Common problem foods include nuts (read our post about eating nuts while breastfeeding here) and wheat.  If you are on a gluten-free diet, there is an excellent new resource out in the blogosphere: The Gluten Free Gourmand.  The Portland-based writer, Gina E. Kelley, plans to review many of the gluten-free restaurants and products in Portland.  She also writes about topics of interest to our wheat-free friends everywhere:

Things to eat when you can’t eat anything;

Recipe for delicious gluten-free scones;

A run-down on various gluten-free flours;

The best and the worst of gluten-free pasta.

I can personally vouch for the quality of the information and writing on this blog, and I am not just saying that because Gina E. Kelley is my sister!

Is anyone here on a special diet while breastfeeding?  Is anyone raising gluten-free kids?


  1. I know some moms that do that gf/cf diet for their kids–I’ll have to pass this on to them. Thanks!

  2. Great resources! I’m gluten-free, but not due to breastfeeding, but still I’m always on the lookout for good foods so this is a great tip. Thanks!

  3. Figuring out a gluten intolerance can be difficult for some. A lot of people still aren’t even familiar with such a thing, leading to years of discomfort! KIWI Magazine is a big supporter of raising food allergy awareness, and helping garner support for parents of children with allergies. We’ve got a whole slew of recipes too!

  4. Rebecca, thank you so much for featuring my new blog on your website. I really enjoy hearing comments and ideas from other gluten-free people out there. I hope that my recipes and ideas help out your readers as much as all the other great GF blogs have helped me!

  5. My littlest has a wheat allergy-discovered while I was nursing her. I completely cut out wheat & most dairy, as that seemed to bother her as well. We do gluten-free-it seems to be the easiest way to cut out wheat.

    She is almost completely weaned but we still search for foods that she can eat-wheat is in everything. A friend of mine sent me this link. Thanks!

  6. We started a gluten free dietone week ago today for my sons eczema. Thanks for the great resources.

  7. Great post! I passed this along to my best friend who is on a gluten-free diet.

  8. Very interesting post thanks for writing it I just added your blog to my favorites and will be back 🙂 By the way this is off topic but I really like your blogs layout.

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